I was on my way to church when I learned that I didn’t have enough coins to pay for a ride, so I handed a bill to the driver instead. When I was given coins as change, I looked to see if I received the right amount—no more, no less. I checked, or so I thought. When it was time for me to use the coins for another trip, that’s the time I noticed that one of them was an arcade token.
All this time, we might be embracing something we thought was true. Our hearts will break the moment we find out we’ve been consuming a lie. We could have known from the outset, but we didn’t because we’re too preoccupied to notice. When everything becomes routine, we become incognizant of our every thought, word, and action. We’re awake but all too often we seem asleep. We’re physically present but our minds wander elsewhere. When truth slaps us on the face, only then will we be really awake. It’s exacting to distinguish what’s real from what’s not if we’re going to give it divided attention. Scrutiny takes time; but it’s never wrong to invest time to closely look knowing we’ll earn truth as the profit.
I’ve been trying to read “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn via the WORDsearch app, but something has been making it hard for me to do so. There might be some glitch or something, which I already reported to the developer. Still I’ve thought of getting back to reading it every once in a while. Just last month, I saw it at a bookstore, and it was a hardcover edition! OH MY!!! 😍
I couldn’t afford it at the time, so I had to pass up the chance to finally own it and smell its pages. 😢 Since then, I couldn’t get it out of my head. It’s an awful case of finding the right book at the wrong time… 💔
Fast-forward to today, I’ve already moved on. I’ve learned to accept the things I cannot change. 😉 Earlier today, I had to buy some stuff. Then I remembered there’s a branch of the same bookstore where I was going, so I thought of taking a glimpse of their collection of books. I might just find “Heaven” there! 😍
A few seconds after I went out of the store, I checked my watch. The supposed “glimpse” had taken me almost two hours! 😱 I might not have found “Heaven,” but these made my heart full! 😍
In life, we don’t always get what we want… but sometimes, we get more than what we originally wanted! 😉